Professor and Director of Urban Leadership Program, CGU
October 2, 2012
Howard R. Bowen Lecture, "California's Disinvestment in Higher Education: Its Consequences and How to Fix It"
CGU Scholar in Residence and former Chancellor of the California Community Colleges from 2009-2012
His talk focused on how California's higher education system went from a world leader to one of the country's most challenged over the span of 40 years. Scott provided thoughts on how the state can reclaim its once globally envied system. Scott holds a PhD in history from CGU.
Past Events and Lectures
Guest lecture Spring 2012
April 9, 2012
John Deasy, Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second largest school district. Prior to joining the LAUSD in August 2010, Dr. Deasy served as Deputy Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he led the programmatic work on effective teaching. He presented Autonomy and Accountability: Unleashing the Power of the Professional.
Commencement Forum 2011 Margaret Grogan moderated the 2011 commencement Forum, hosted by the School of Educational Studies. This year's theme was - The Urgency of Transforming Education for an Equitable, Diverse Society. The forum panel included Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun, Professor of Education at Stanford University; Carlos A. Garcia, Superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District; Claude M. Steele, Twenty-first Provost of Columbia University, and Professor of Psychology; and The Honorable Diane E. Watson, former congresswoman and CGU alumna.
28th Annual Howard R. Bowen Lecture: Dr. Vincent Tinto to present, "Access Without Support Is Not Opportunity." Professor Tinto is Distinguished University Professor at Syracuse University and until recently Chair of the Higher Education Program. He has carried out research and has written extensively on higher education, particularly on student success and the impact of learning communities on student growth and attainment. His most recent book, Leaving College, published by the University of Chicago Press, lays out a theory and policy perspective on student success that is considered the benchmark by which work on these issues are judged. To view this video online please click here. To view this video offline, please right click the link and click ‘Save link as’ in Firefox or ‘Download linked file’ in Safari or ‘save target as’ in Explorer.
Teacher of the year, Amber Carrow, delivered the 2011 distinguished Casanova Lecture, entitled, ...."Live from the Trenches: Making the Profession of Teaching Personal." In her lecture she shared student letters that described the impact of her efforts on their learning experience. She also advocated strong support for public education and its future. To watch this lecture online please click here.
Dr. Mildred Garcia, President of California State University, Dominguez Hills delivered the lecture, On the Margin and at the Center. What role does presidential leadership play in our increasingly pluralistic higher education institutions? How can we best prepare the next generation of higher education leaders for the challenges they face? How will P-16 partnerships, diversity and community issues impact the future of higher education? These are just some of the areas Dr. Garcia will address in her presentation, drawing both from her experience as president of two different institutions and her own scholarship on leadership and diversity. To watch this lecture online, please click here.
Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, President of The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, delivered the lecture, Community College Mission as a Reflection of Social Justice in our World, at the first convening of Community College presidents. The convening, hosted by the School of Educational Studies, the School of Behavioral and Organizational Studies, and the Drucker School of Management on June 21-22, 2010, explored the challenges and opportunities in California Community Colleges today. To watch this lecture online, please click here.
Dr. Lisa Wolf-Wendel, Professor, University of Kansas, delivered the 14th Sally Loyd Casanova Distinguished Alumni Lecture on March 4, 2010. In her lecture, Exploring the Link Between Teaching and Research on College Students, Dr. Wolf-Wendel 1.) explained how theories of cognitive development can inform faculty on learners and how they learn, 2.) reviewed the role of identity development in improving relationships with students, and 3.) examined the research on theories of involvement and engagement to help professors think about larger institutional and programmatic concerns that relate to teaching. To watch this lecture online, please click here.
Jamie Merisotis, CEO and President of Lumina Foundation for Education, delivered the 26th Howard R. Bowen Lecture on October 14, 2009. In his lecture, It's the Learning, Stupid, Jamie Merisotis addressed the important reasons why the national debate over college completion--as embodied by the Foundation’s (and President Obama’s) goal of increasing the nation’s level of high quality degrees and credentials to 60%--represents a watershed moment for higher education in the United States. To view his lecture please click here. To read the transcript of this lecture, please click here.
Carlos Garcia, Superintendent of San Francisco Unified School District, delivered the 13th Casanova Distinguished Alumni Lecture. In his lecture, Civil Rights and the Achievement Gap: Strategic Planning for Social Justice, Mr. Garcia spoke about San Francisco Unified School District’s strategic plan that dares to diminish the predictive power of demographics and to make social justice a reality by igniting a civil rights movement in every school across the city. To watch this lecture online, please click here.
Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, the President of the University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) and Texas Southmost College (TSC), addressed the CGU community at the 25th Annual Bowen Lecture. In her lecture, Stewardship: The Privileges & the Responsibilities, Dr. Garcia discussed issues such as making controversial decisions in the public arena, taking a stand on positions that benefit the greater good, and confronting the cross-current issues of immigration and patriotism in a diverse border area. To watch this lecture online, please click here.
Dr. Kevin Meza, CGU alumni and academic & transfer counselor at Glendale Community College, talks with Colleen William of NBC News about the increasing number of community college students who aren't transferring to four-year universities.